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Ten for a Tenner

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and supper like a pauper!” Brunch has become the trending meal of the day; the time

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Five vegetarian cafés

The Gold Coast is a frontrunner in vegetarian and vegan eating. Many cafés and restaurants offer options for a wide range of diners, with more

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Dine on the Border

With cafés pushing culinary change at the moment, the question always is: where should we dine? We travel south to check out four cafés on

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Asian
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The LC

You know how it is… You’re going out for lunch with a few people and one of them is vegan. You need to reconsider your

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Going Greek

As a nation of immigrants, all Australians have added to our melting pot of cultures. Eating together and sharing the diversity of food cultures, we

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Lucky Bao

They say that the mark of great food is whether you remember when, where and who you were with when you ate it… Even the

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World without plastic

When Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite, the first fully synthetic plastic, in 1907, little could he have known how useful and, at the same time, environmentally

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Broadbeach
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Finn Poke

If there’s something we never tire of, it’s freshness. And that freshness has just moved closer to us! The first dedicated poke bar to open

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  • Craft House at Tugun flaunts the best of many crafts: beer, gin, rum, excellent food and service. Their weekday lunch specials also hit the spot! Read more on foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Fresh and radiant with the  colours of summer, Sandbar's poke bowls make the most of local produce to maximise nutrition. Eat bright, feel light 💡 in the season of goodness. @sandbargc Good times!
  • When you visit Rick Shores, you just know what you'll order first: Rick's fried bug roll with gem lettuce and a splash of Sriracha mayo. Its combination of rich seafood, crisp lettuce and🔥 sauce on a perfect roll is irresistible! @imrickshores
  • Who doesn't love seafood and a tipple by the sea, especially when it's so lightly done, delivered with a smile l@osteria_del_mare #Burleigh -  living in an everlasting summer!
  • Lemon panna cotta with strawberries at the Federal Diner in Wanaka is deliciously refreshing. @federal_diner @lakewanakanz #southisland
  • Hanging out for the weekend to begin? Then check out The Broadbeach on the beach end of @theoasisbroadbeach These gin-laced oyster shooters are a surefire way to get the party 🎉 started! Back up with a platter of nibbles to share or the Atlantic salmon or steak - bistro-style meals to be enjoyed with a view of the beach. Review coming soon to our website foodgoldcoast.com.au
  • Lunch @lakewanakanz @federal_diner in 'the federal state of deliciousness'. Yep! That's what they call it! Have to agree, after sharing this Blue cod taco with pico de gallo and chipotle mayo, together with 🏡 Salmon gravlax, crispy capers, pickled onion and dill creme fraiche on ciabatta. Just loving the fish in @purenewzealand
  • Sandbar celebrates their 20th anniversary this year. Persistence, ability to listen to customers and to change to suit dining trends are all factors in their success. Read the story of @sandbargc on our website foodgoldcoast.com.au
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